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  •  4.6 stars stars based on 28 reviews
  •   92% would make this again
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A cutout cookie flavored with anise and cinnamon.

Makes about 24

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sweet white wine
1/2 teaspoon anise seed

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients. Stir in wine and anise seed. Roll out dough between two pieces of wax paper until 1/4" thick. Carefully remove the top sheet of wax paper. Cut-out shapes and place on cookie sheets about 2" apart. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of cookies. Bake 15-20 minutes or until light brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Note: Often spelled Biscochitos

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Reviews of Bizcochitos:

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  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 28, 2008
Would not make this again.
As cookies go these were not very sweet. Most kids won't care for them. 3 stars

  Elena in Albuquerque  Dec 24, 2008
Would make this again.
These remind me of my grandma who made them every Christmas. She always made them with lard though & would add a splash of anise oil to the cookies too. I found 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of lard is perfect to give the cookies the melt in your mouth taste. Dip them in cinnamon & sugar then bake. Yummy!!! 5 stars

  SUSAN in NEW MEXICO  Dec 22, 2008
Would make this again.

  Gina in Farmington, NM  Dec 8, 2007
Would make this again.
I had been looking for a great bizcochito recipe (last year), and tried this one - LOVED IT!!! I'm making these again for Christmas. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 3, 2007
Would make this again.
I just love the biscochitos cookies during the hoildays it brings back memories of childhood x-mas days. 5 stars

  Cynthia in Alhambra California  Dec 7, 2006
Would make this again.
I have grown up with these cookies from my grandmother who is from Las Vegas, New Mexico. They are the best! I try to make these every Holiday as a tradition for my son to remember. I will try the brandy instead of the wine. Love, Love these cookies!! 5 stars

  Nise Ross in Denton, MD  Oct 11, 2005
Would not make this again.
The bizcochitos were okay. But they really didnt bring out the Hispanic Heritage that I was searching for. The were really just sugar cookies with a Hispanic name. I wouldnt go through making these all over again...I'll just stick to what I know. 2 stars

  Angelina in New Mexico  Sep 28, 2005
Would make this again.
MMMMM good. you can also add a little food coloring for whatever the occasion might be. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Chapel Hill, NC  Feb 4, 2005
Would make this again.
These came out great! I used lard, brandy (instead of wine), and doubled the anise. 4 stars

  Melissa Fernandez-Lester in Tennessee  Dec 20, 2004
Would make this again.
I was very happy to find the cookie receipe. They are sooooo good and a wonderful traditional cookie as well. 5 stars

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